Saturday, April 9th: Learn how to write and publish a book at ABC! Elise de Bres and Phillip de Josselin de Jong will take you on a journey from hatching the idea for a book to publishing it and branding yourself, at the ABC Treehouse and the ABC store in Amsterdam. See the separate post for all the details.
Sunday, April 10th: Join ABC’s Spiritual Book Club at the ABC Treehouse in Amsterdam from 15.00 – 17.00 hrs. The current book pick is Anastasia by Vladimir Megre. See the separate post for all the details.
Friday, April 15th: The 3rd annual Amsterdamse Boekennacht will see many events at both ABC Amsterdam and the ABC Treehouse in Amsterdam. Whether you’re interested in our Espresso Book Machine, music, language, poetry, or travel, there will be authors and experts galore to talk you through the subject of your choosing. See the separate post for all the details.
Saturday, April 16th & Sunday, April 17th: Come say hi to the ABCers working the store stand at the Elf Fantasy Fair in Haarzuilens! If you can spare the time between jousting, madrigal-singing, fire-breathing and what-else-have-you, that is…
Monday, April 18th: You can also join ABC’s Spiritual Book Club at the ABC Treehut in Den Haag! Join this inaugural meeting from 20.00 – 22.00 hrs; the first book is After the Ecstasy, the Laundry by Jack Kornfield. See the separate post for all the details.
Tuesday, April 19th: Designer Jonathan Lippincott will launch his book Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s at the ABC Treehouse in Amsterdam. See the separate post for all the details.
Thursday, April 28th: Writer and teacher Andy Baker will (hopefully) launch his book Travels with Greeley (printed on our EBMs!) at ABC Amsterdam from 19.30 – 20.30 hrs. We’ll have a separate post with all the details up as soon as everything’s settled.
Friday, April 29th: Multi-talented Willy Vlautin will visit Borderkitchen in Den Haag to talk about his latest novel Lean on Pete, and to sing (Vlautin is also the frontman of Richmond Fontaine), starting at 20.00 hrs. See the Borderkitchen website for all the details.
Friday, May 6th: Both ABC stores will have a trade-in day. A separate post with all the details will be up soon, but in the meantime you can check this for information.
Saturday, May 7th: Siobhan Wall will (hopefully) present her book Quiet London at ABC Amsterdam from 15.00 hrs onwards. A separate post with all the details will be put up as soon as everything is settled.
Saturday, May 7th & Sunday, May 8th: Dog whisperer Cesar Millan is at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. Both dates are sold out, sadly, but we have every single book of his (and his audio books, and his flash cards), if you want tips on how to not only correct your dog’s behavior, but – more importantly – your own.
Tuesday, May 10th: Political thinker Francis Fukuyama will be at the University of Amsterdam to discuss his latest book, The Origins of Political Order. This event is already sold out, too, though (so much for my plan of posting two months at once to give you all a head start…) but head on over to the John Adams website for more information (who knows, they might have a waiting list).
Saturday, May 14th: Earl ‘Raj’ Purdy will host a special workshop on Living the Course in Miracles at the ABC Treehouse in Amsterdam. See the separate post for all the details – and please note that if you book before April 15th, you get a EUR 10 discount!
As ever, if we’re missing English-language authors signing or talking in the Netherlands, and I know we miss out no matter how much we search, please let us know through the comments or by sending a mail to email@example.com. I will try to edit the info into the post as soon as possible.